I TAKE IMITREX AND NOW THE INSURANCE COMPANY CHARGES MORE BECAUSE IT CAME OUT IN GENERIC, SO I HAVE TO PAY THE DIFFERENCE, IF I WANT THE ORIGINAL
Hi Sweet Pea -
I have been taking the generic sumatriptan (Imitrex) and I've found it works just the same as the brand name for me. I have heard others say it works fine, and still others that it doesn't work as well for them - so it may be like many things, that it varies from one person to another. If I was you, I would try it, and if you find it's not as good for you, talk to your doctor. Maybe the insurance company will cover the brand-name if your doctor writes a statement of medical necessity for you.
Hi Sweet pea,
For me it's hard to tell because when I had to take the name brand, I had to pay a co pay for my insurance. So I didn't take them untill I knew I really needed them and most of the time it would be too late. With the generic they are free, so I don't wait so long and I feel better sooner. I do tend to feel much more tired tho, but that could be because they are actually working